Current Research

Scientific integration and exploitation of ExoMars PanCam, CLUPI and ISEM 
2017 – 2020 UK Space Agency, Aurora Science, 36 months
(Co-PI: Matthew Gunn, Aberystwyth University)
Postdoctoral Researcher: Elyse Allender

Frozen but not forgotten: microbial habitability and preservation in planetary fluids
2016 – 2019 The Leverhulme Trust, 36 months
Postdoctoral Researcher: Mark Fox-Powell

Chemolithotrophs on Mars: Metabolic Pathways and Biosignatures
2016 – 2020 UK Space Agency, PhD Studentship, 42 months
PhD Student: Arola Moreras Marti

Luminescence Age Dating for In Situ Environments (LADIE)
2016 – 2018 UK Space Agency CREST-3, 24 months
(PI: Matthew Gunn, Aberystwyth University)

DeepHotMicrobe – life in the extremes in deep terrestrial crystalline crust
2016 – 2018 Säätiöiden post doc-pooli, 24 months
(PI: Lotta Purkamo, Univ. St Andrews)

Remote detection of salts and habitability on Mars
June – Sept 2016 Carnegie Trust, 3 months
Postdoctoral Researchers: Mark Fox-Powell and Jen Harris

Looking for life in the UV: Fluorescence as a new tool for planetary exploration
2016 – 2019 The Leverhulme Trust, 36 months
Postdoctoral Researcher: Boris Laurent

Looking for life on Mars: Analogue and technology-based approaches
2013 – 2018 Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Fellowship